What Are the Migrational Patterns of Snow Geese?


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Snow geese make long flights north from South America and the United States in the spring and summer for breeding and nesting. Then, in the autumn, they fly south of their arctic breeding and nesting grounds to the United States and parts of South America.

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The migration patterns of snow geese are complex, but generally, they fly towards Canada and the arctic regions for breeding in May and enjoy nesting until August. In the fall, they fly through the Midwest to southern regions of the United States for more temperate winter climates.

Maps of snow geese migration patterns are available online at eBird.org. Birding enthusiasts enjoy studying snow geese migration maps and learning about their behavior and patterns. Their migration patterns are heavily influenced by climate and optimal breeding environments.

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